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Something In The Air: fred riko reflects on the lost love of significance on Julia

Taking us back to a memorable moment back in the past, fred riko sings with so much affectionate love and raw tenderness that will make the world a better place despite the lost love on Julia.

fred riko aka Spence the Guru is a Colorado, Virginia, and New York-based DIY indie folk jazzy pop singer-songwriter who is known for his much-loved performances at open mics and intimate events.

Fred has become a favorite at open mics, songwriter showcases, and busking where his playing, ear for harmony, and comfort with American music all combine to create a one-of-a-kind musical experience.” ~ fred riko

Stunning our enlightened speakers with something rather transcendent, fred riko holds our hands and takes us into a personal place in time. This is a calming blend of brilliance to shake off all past trauma, to move onto happier waters again.

Julia from the authentic much-respected fred riko is such a soothing song which will put shivers on many spines as the memories intertwine. There is such a kind energy on offer with some home truths, about a relationship which has many twists and turns, which ultimately turned for the worse when the winds shook one too many times.

Listen up on Soundcloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Sorry I’m Not In The Mood: Drew Hersch feels the cold shoulder on Love Of Yesterday

Sung with calming intensity and guiding into a rather fascinating love-filled world, Drew Hersch warms to the idea of that rather wonderful full kiss moment of passion to wash all tears away with on Love Of Yesterday.

Drew Hersch is a Boulder, Colorado-based indie pop singer-songwriter and music producer who uses his resourcefulness to record wherever he sees fit.

Heavily inspired by artists like Billie Eilish, Rex Orange County, and Lana Del Rey, Drew has found a way to combine stylistic familiarity with unapologetic originality. Drew Hersch’s signature sound can be recognized by its unique textures, vocal performance choices, theatrical structures, and its distinct blend of predictability and surprise.” ~ Drew Hersch

Showering the world with a lesson for many to learn from, Drew Hersch is at his imaginative best on this skyrocketing illumination to ponder for its brilliance. This is the message of looking back at that powerful embrace, which seems to make everything right.

Love Of Yesterday from Boulder, Colorado-based indie pop singer-songwriter Drew Hersch is a superbly created soundtrack for anyone who has felt those cold winds blow in when a once striking romance appears to be waning. Submersed in so much quality and just waiting to be played late at night, this superlative soundtrack shall strike like a loud clock and take us all back into a time we’d probably forgotten.

Hear this fine single on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Back To Your Arms: Kinju wonders why a past lover made him into a Ghost

Remembering the broken trust and something other than real, Kinju roams rather quietly inside a reflective soundtrack for anyone who feels so lonely like a Ghost after a traumatic breakup.

Kinju is a Puerto Rico-born Denver, Colorado-based indie RnB singer-songwriter who makes honent melodies to alleviate all worries away.

21 years old but have gone through experiences most people my age can’t even think of and that my friend; is what brings me to music.” ~ Kinju

Softly spoken but ensuring full eloquence with a tremendous performance, Kinju is on top form with Ghost and drifts slowly into all facets of our lives. This is that real message to lather inside when we needed it most after wanting something that isn’t meant to be.

Ghost from Denver, Colorado-based indie RnB singer-songwriter Kinju is a rather incredible single which will make many wonder why love has to be complicated sometimes. Taking our minds into a deeper place of understanding with a tinge of regret, this is a rather eye-opening story millions have sadly felt before in this odd world.

Listen up on Soundcloud. See more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

That’s What They Said: The Losers Club refuses to change for anyone on Going Nowhere (feat. AmaniDrums)

Waiting for the conversation to happen in the midst of a hardcore punky brilliance to stomp the ground with, The Losers Club have just dropped the universe something rather mesmerizing to stomp inside on Going Nowhere (feat. AmaniDrums).

The Losers Club is a Denver, Colorado-based indie alternative pop punk band that loves to spraypaint some heavy rock all over our amazed jawlines.

Reminding one of Blink 182 in their heyday, The Losers Club rifle into our minds with some aplomb and shall turn the temperature up. This is new-school punk at its best and might incur some damage on fragile speakers.

Going Nowhere (feat. AmaniDrums) from Denver, Colorado-based indie pop punk band The Losers Club is a rather impressive sword-like track from a group on the rise. They sound united and free, with a raw sound which will grab many hearts’ attention. Catchy and friendly to all ears, we find an underground act that just wants to make memorable music. Mission accomplished.

If you miss those Sum 41 days, this is for you.

Listen up on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Sparks in the Garden reached the pinnacle of picturesque pop-rock in their latest single, Colorado

‘Colorado’ is the latest scenically striking sonic score from the emotion-driven singer-songwriter duo, Sparks in the Garden. The Jacksonville, Florida brother-duo’s affectionately positive brand of Americana Pop-Rock is as refreshing to the soul as pulling the top down and hitting the road.

With the rich naturalist lyricality fused with the major piano keys and guitars that will be a hit with any fans of James Taylor, John Mayer and Jason Mraz, Sparks in the Garden reinvented nostalgia with this stellar slice of Pop-Rock that effortlessly spills serotonin as the poised progressions unfurl around the immersive virtuosic songwriting chops. You just can’t help falling in love with the duo when you’re in the midst of their ingenuity.

Colorado will be available to stream from February 24th. Hear it on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Happened Again: Denver’s Magnolia Grove feels that afternoon haze on Again

Sensing that strange emotion that seeps your attention into the past as you try to dust those fears away, Magnolia Grove shows us what we have been missing to fully heal from past misfortunes on Again.

Magnolia Grove is a Denver, Colorado-based indie psych band who groove up the cores of so many previously lost hearts with their cinematically nostalgic brilliance.

Embracing that moment that changed everything, the speaker huggers return. Magnolia Grove is their name and you better not forget it. If you have ever dazed your mind away at 2am with a tough decision to make, you will feel your heart shaking slightly.

Showing us their reinvigoration inside a soul-meltingly breathtaking solo dripped melody to cause a pulse to double, this is a sweet spot to truly get lost inside. Looking for warmer weather, this could be a soundtrack for any season where things need to change quickly for the better to resume.

Again from Denver, Colorado-based indie psych band Magnolia Grove is a definite playlist keeper if there ever was one. Drenched with that honest ambiance of a group who just seem to gel just right. There is so much to love about a song that changes your mood like you just forgot what you were formerly upset about.

Listen up on Spotify and view the social vibes on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Denver City yearns affectionately for that past memory that has gone forever on, ‘Rambler’

Taken from her debut 9-track album that is a legacy project for her kids, Denver City sings with such kindness and beauty that shall wash away all your worries on her stunning new single about reminiscing about that former home on, ‘Rambler‘.

Katie Sakana aka Denver City is a Denver, Colorado-based indie-folk singer-songwriter, pianist and esteemed author who creates that tranquil sound to hold onto dearly.

Katie writes original songs, poems, and stories and has four short stories in print publication.” ~ Denver City

With a naturally created project that has been made immaculately for the love, Denver City shows us that music is here to teach us to move forward to the ideal path that shall set us free.

Her creative pursuits are many and varied, but all give her great joy. She and her husband have 2 children and a dog named Pepper. She enjoys making music with them as well as spending time in the great outdoors.” ~ Denver City

Rambler‘ from Denver, Colorado-based indie-folk singer-songwriter and author Denver City is such a captivating single that shall have your ears warm and your spirit calm. She has a soothing vocal capability and sends our emotions deeply back to the past, as we recall that time that is still entrenched in our memory.

The key is to remember the good times but to always know where your new home is as you move on to new memories.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Fevvr Dream drops heartbreak-filled debut single, ‘Math Inside My Head’

With his next single called ‘Swallow My Pride‘ set for a July 2022 release, Fevvr Dream wanted to run away with this unique soul who has suddenly decided that friendship is perhaps best on, ‘Math Inside My Head‘.

Fevvr Dream is a Denver, Colorado-born, Los Angeles, California-based indie-pop singer-songwriter who is new on the scene and clearly has that extra motivation you need to succeed in life.

The singer is Caro, a Miami based up and coming R&B artist who did an amazing job. Luis is a ‘master’ at mastering music, and sound engineering, having worked with Snoop Dog and so many other great artists.” ~ Fevvr Dream

Leading us into a dusty room that was once packed with sweet love but is now a distant memory, Fevvr Dream sends our minds into a thoughtful mood that is rather sad and honest, to remind us that sometimes the world isn’t very fair.

Math Inside My Head‘ from Los Angeles, California-based indie-pop singer-songwriter Fevvr Dream is a catchy track that shows us how you need time to calculate what has changed and why you have been romantically rejected. There is a pulsating beat to get behind and a vocal charm – that shall embrace your ears one last time – before you realize that maybe it’s for the best to stay friends.

No matter how much it hurts, sometimes you just have to feel the harsh pain that can shatter fragile hearts.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Estella Dawn wants to spend the night with that special human who makes her heart go wild on the excellent, ‘Orange’

After her outstanding release that got us thinking extra on March’s ‘Buzzcut‘, Estella Dawn sends us into a happier world with her 3rd single of 2022 from her upcoming album with, ‘Orange‘.

Estella Dawn is a much-loved New Zealand-born, Colorado, USA-based music producer and Pop/Neo-Soul/Rock solo singer-songwriter who leads the way in showing us that all-important empowerment to set us free.

This song is about potential when everything feels effortless. Drinking in some-body, the way they feel and laugh when they look at you and you realize you’d like them to keep looking at you that way. There’s no place you’d rather be than right there kissing them in that orange living room. When everything just stops.” ~ Estella Dawn

Displaying her exquisite quality yet again, Estella Dawn has a rare class that seems to float intrinsically into your soft ears and never leaves your heart. She sings with a divine elegance that is so welcoming at all times and radiates a complete quality like none other.

Orange‘ from New Zealand-born, Colorado, USA-based music producer/artist Estella Dawn is one of the most incredible tracks you shall hear all year. There is something special here – that certainly forces more than one listen – as she takes us right into this budding romance that is going rather well for a first date. Vocally enhanced, this is a hugely genuine artist who seems to only get better after each song, as she tells stories to make you feel like you are right next to her.

This is music for the soul to heal with, as we just sit back and beam proudly.

Listen to this terrific single on Spotify and see more of this truly inspiring musician on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Classy Colorado-based pop artist Estella Dawn flips the script on the narrative-altering single ‘Buzzcut’

After getting rid of the slithering snakes that were biting her feet on the excellent ‘Petty‘, Estella Dawn reminds us to stay true to our authentic nature and to stop changing ourselves for another person with ‘Buzzcut‘.

Estella Dawn is a New Zealand-born, Colorado, USA-based music producer, pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has the power to hook you in with her delightfully catchy music.

I think as women, we tend to do this more than men – we are conditioned to believe we have to shrink, re-adjust and mold ourselves to satiate the male gaze. There are so many products telling us how we should look, feel and smell, and countless more movies and shows telling us how we should act and behave. In our quest to find this perfect partner I think we can often end up compromising a lot of what makes us unique and special.” ~ Estella Dawn

Estella Dawn is one of the most genuine musicians you are ever likely to have your ears blessed by in this world or any other dimension. She sings with a real purpose and drive that has you turning her all the way up to maximum satisfaction, as she sends our souls to a happy place that is quite scintillatingly inspiring.

Buzzcut‘ from New Zealand-born, USA-based music producer and pop artist Estella Dawn, is an energy-matching single that will take you places you thought were hidden away forever. With her classy spine-tingling vocals that transports you into a smile-fest, you won’t forget, as this wink-filled single tells the truth and should be applauded for its vital message. With so much fakeness smoking up our rooms when there should be only clean air roaming freely, this is a sizzling single that will force you to have a re-think about how you act in your relationships.

Keeping your unique identity has never been more important after all. Being yourself and showing your quirky habits, is surely what makes us all human.

Here is this fine new single on Spotify and see more of her story on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen